About Kennebago Uplands
The 5096-acre Kennebago Uplands is a working forest that RLHT will manage to conserve fish and wildlife habitat and enhance climate change resilience. Forest management will focus on sustainable harvesting for long-term health, increased carbon storage, sequestration, and biodiversity.
RLHT purchased the Kennebago Uplands in 2023 in partnership with Bayroot, LLC, Wagner Forest Management, The Conservation Fund, the EJK, Firebird, PARC, Summerhill Foundations, the State of Maine’s Land for Maine’s Future program, and many generous private donors.
Being prepared means knowing where you are going before getting there. Pack a map, talk with hikers and look at trail apps. Choose equipment for comfort, weather, and safety. Plan the trip to match your time, skills, and abilities.
We strive for one well-designed trail rather than many poorly chosen routes. Stay within the width of the trail and hike single file on durable surfaces, like rock and sand. They can withstand repeated use. Durable surfaces are less likely to erode. Vegetation, including the lichen that grows on rocks, is fragile and easily damaged by treads.
Carry in, carry out. Please remove your pet’s waste.
Allow those who come after you the same sense of wonder by leaving flowers, rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest where they are.
Permitted campfires are allowed in the established fire ring. State of Maine laws must be followed.
When wildlife watching, we recommend using the Rule of Thumb. Don’t touch, get near, feed, or pick up wild animals. Doing so causes them stress, and they may have a harmful disease to humans.
Always be courteous to other visitors. Everyone deserves to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Be mindful of your noise level, be a responsible pet owner, and enjoy the natural world.
Flyover the Kennebago
Take a drone flight over the lands and waters we are conserving.
Support this Project
Make a donation directly to the conservation of the Kennebago’s headwaters.
Download the case statement.